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AFC Telford United complete Marcus Dinanga loan signing

AFC Telford United have boosted their front line with the season-long youth loan signing of Burton Albion's Marcus Dinanga.

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The attacker checks in from the Pirelli Stadium having featured for the Bucks briefly during pre-season, where he played 45 minutes against Shrewsbury Town.

The 20-year-old showed 'real class' that night, according to Telford boss Rob Edwards and the New Bucks Head club will hope Dinanga can recreate the form that saw him named in last season's Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division team of the season while with Matlock Town.

Dinanga shone at Matlock, netting more than 30 goals in all competitions, while also impressing with Burton's academy set-up.

That form prompted the Championship side to hand the youngster a new one-year deal with an option to extend.

Upon signing it, Dinanga said: "If I go out on loan again hopefully I can score goals at a higher level (than Matlock) to prove myself and show that there wasn't any luck involved and hopefully come back and have a shot at the first team."

Dinanga joins Matthew Barnes-Homer as Edwards' options in the centre-forward role.

He is available to play for Edwards' side in tonight's National League North clash at Curzon Ashton.